Friday, July 9, 2021

Friday Favorites

 Good morning and happy Friday!! This week flew by thanks to having Monday off. If only every week was a 4 day week, right? Today I am linking up with Andrea and Erika for Friday Favorites. 

Before we get started, if you missed my other blog posts this week I wrote about:

My Amazon Prime Purchases for the Month of June

The Books I Read in June

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon and Nutmeg (delicious!)

Now, let's have a look at the past week or so:

Favorite Moments:

We had such a blast at my sister's house in Georgia for the 4th. Any time we can get the family together and let the kids swim and play is always a great time. 

Half of us had just taken a big bite of food here before this picture-- hah! Not the most flattering of everyone, but this my family! I love them so so much and am incredibly grateful for how close we are. 💕

We have been loving spending our time outside. Lily Grace's preschool playground is a short walk from our house and has a few of these little Cozy Coupes that Liam loves. He can spend hours going from car to car and never gets sick of it!

Meanwhile this one is content to climb the trees and play with all the equipment:

We are going to be sad when summer comes to a close and we have less free time to spend outside!

Favorite New Find:

Do you have a LIDL near you?? LIDLs have been popping up left and right in our area and we finally went to ours for the first time. We really liked it! It reminds me a lot of Aldi since it is a German grocery chain. They have a lot of similarities, but the best part in my opinion is the prices. Super cheap, similar to Aldi, but our LIDL is much bigger than our Aldi so it has more options. 

Also, how cute are those kids shopping carts? She felt like such a big girl getting to push her own cart. 

And then these coconut medjool date rolls... YUM! There are only two ingredients: coconut and dates. No added sugar, but no added sugar is necessary! These have been my go-to dessert this week when I'm wanting something sweet. I grabbed them at Fresh Market since they are not available at our usual Harris Teeter.

Favorite Purchase:

My sister had this body pillow in the guest room at her house and I told Devin "I have to get one of those for our house!!" I get really bad acid reflux at night so I need to sleep on my side, and a body pillow is a great way to help with that. I ordered this online and at first when the plush pillow cover came I thought "oh no, that's kinda kitschy" but didn't have time to run out to the store that day to find an alternate. I put it on the pillow and am so glad I did because that cover is SOFT!! Soft and cozy, I swear it just makes me fall asleep that much faster.

Here's the link to the pillow, and here for the pillow cover.

Favorite Food:

I feel like I'm becoming that annoying person who only talks about food with my family and friends now that we've switched to plant-based diet. It has been going better than I thought it would! There are definitely times where I miss certain foods, but honestly the recipes we've been trying have been so good that I don't miss animal products. This week we had these stuffed zucchini boats and they were delicious, super filling, and healthy. They had quinoa, lentils, garlic, a diced bell pepper, tomato paste and some fresh herbs (basil, oregano, thyme). Add in a little nutritional yeast, which has a cheesy flavor, and we ate this right up! The kids too!

That's our week in a nutshell-- thanks for reading along today! I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Looks like you family had a wonderful 4th of July!!

  2. Your 4th looked so fun. I want those coconut medjool date rolls. Thanks for sharing. I’m off to pick some up. Have a wonderful weekend. I hope you can continue to make summer memories.